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The Rookie's Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition - What you need to know to buy, shoot and care for a handgun by [McHale, Tom]
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About the Author

Tom McHale was born helpless, hungry and shooting-deprived. He later discovered the joys of collecting and shooting guns, reloading ammunition and writing about his adventures with a healthy dose of fun.

Tom's career has been diverse, bordering on dysfunctional, with most of it spent leading marketing teams for a variety of technology companies including Microsoft and more than a couple of high-tech startups. He's finally seen the light and given up the corporate life to pursue his passion of creating slightly crazy, but educational, content related to guns, shooting, concealed carry and self defense.

Tom runs a somewhat irreverent website focusing on the shooting industry, products, interesting people and shooting tips at MyGunCulture.com. His most recent project is publishing a series of informative books under the Insanely Practical Guides brand. You can learn more at InsanelyPracticalGuides.com.


Product Details

  • File Size: 23461 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Insanely Practical Guides (June 22, 2013)
  • Publication Date: June 22, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DKDSZYM
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #289,491 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It isn't often that you read a guide to anything that makes you laugh. I bought this for my wife since she is still new to shooting. I started reading it with the intention of skimming through before handing it off to my better half. I found myself tearing through it quickly and reading every word. I am almost finished and have re-learned some things I knew, picked up a TON of knowledge I didn't. Keep in mind I have been shooting for over 25 years and have attending 5 day training academies, shot (poorly) competitively and have subscriptions to several firearm magazines! Rock on Mr. McHale my wife is actually READING IT! I have given here several of these types of books and this is the first one I see her laughing/smiling, but most importantly reading! She is about 1/4 way through. I recommend this book strongly to beginners and veterans to shooting.
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A guide, yes, but chocked full of practical detail. Great as a gift to first-time gun owner. Starts at the beginning: if you know nothing at all about guns, well, Tom doesn't leave you behind with terminology. The basics are covered. Lots of solid info in there, too, for longer-time owners. Bewildered by all of the accessories from sights to lights? Covered. Tom means it with the "practical" description in his title. For example, everybody learns about hearing protection, but not everybody knows that sometimes you need the ear-plugs in first, with ear-muff protectors on top--indoors, at a machine gun shoot maybe, or next to that lucky guy with the .44 magnum. Tom lets you know about that. Wondering how it would work to buy a gun online? Tom lists the steps. Excellent section on the right grip, complete with photos. First day at the range, and wondering about all of the rules, customs, and protocols? Tom covers the dreaded "Newbie at the range" experience. And, all with hilarity, including comics. The tips go beyond the rank basics. Lots of illustrations and photos to make it all clear. I highly recommend Tom's guides in general, and he has hit the mark again with the "Handgun Edition."
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Lengthy and somewhat dry but informative. I am VERY upset with the total lack of photos. This is UNACCEPTABLE in this market where photos are not just a convenience but absolutely necessary from a safety standpoint. There is NO reason for leaving even simple line drawings out. It would be 5 stars but just lazy.
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I really liked this book. Although I'm not a total rookie with guns, I still like to read guides like this to keep my game sharp. I like that it's easy to read. I feel like I can retain information better. And if I need to look something up, it's easier to find again. There are some humorous parts but it also gets serious when speaking of serious issues such as safety. I have his guide to holsters as well but haven't read that yet and I'm looking forward to more of his guides. I just bought a shotgun so a book on shotguns or long guns would be nice.
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An easy read that creates or reinforces safe and effective habits. The sections on ammo and range safety were particularly valuable to me A must read for anyone who owns a gun or is contemplating a purchase.
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This was a good read. I saw a review of it and thought that I would check it out. I am an avid shooter and collector so a lot of it was an interesting way to look at something that was known. With that being said I did read it from cover to cover and will use this book as a reference for the novice's that I know. If you are someone that already knows about Guns and Shooting this is a good and interesting read.
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Tons of useful info. Great for any beginner. Reading it with my wife. Only reason its not 5 stars are the cartoons and silly jokes the author added to the material. Its still a good manual though. Just ignore the nonsense.
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Even though I'm no rookie, I found the book to be useful and entertaining. This along with the authors book dealing with holsters are very informative and useful regardless of your skill level. So like the header indicates, It is worth your time to get and READ these books.
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